Category Archives: mindfulness

Live for the Moment

The phrase ‘Live for the Moment’ encapsulates much of what we are trying to achieve when living mindfully. The idea being to move away from living in our minds and our thoughts about both the past and the future, and … Continue reading

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Winters Blood

   Stillness in the end A sweep of golden pink flows From bleeding stone hearts

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New Year New You

   Find who you’ve become In the space between the years Don’t mourn the outworn     Notice with fondness All that passed out of your life Embrace the space left Wishing all of my wonderful readers and everyone who comments … Continue reading

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Light in the Darkness: Solstice

   The year has slipped through the solstice in a flurry of darkness and wild winds here in Scotland. Last night the wind tugged and pulled at the corners and edges of the house, squeezing through gaps in windows and … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas

   A Christmas fairy has landed on my windowsill, surrounded by sparkling twinkly lights, and in the far flung corners of the house all things Christmassy are beginning to emerge from their year long slumber. Old long loved decorations and … Continue reading

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Happy Soul

   On days when I’m happy all the way down into my boots, I find smiling faces all around me wherever I look. Even on the floor of the woods as I’m walking the dogs, looking down, a little cheery … Continue reading

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Wave running

   Running free, with the wind in their fur, and salty waves between their paws. The race is on….    Stretching deep into every muscle from nose to tail, each trying to run faster than the other. Splashing and pounding … Continue reading

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All things Pass -We are Reborn with each Breath

   Prayer of the Desperate She had crawled here on her knees Over the sharp broken bones of her life. She had come to bargain with every god she had ever heard named. Bruised clouds closed around the moon Golden … Continue reading

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Autumn Treats

   Walking out into the woods I found Autumn had cast her golden spell across the land. Everything green was now dipped in shimmering coppers and bronze, and the long low shadows drew lines across the earth. The light was … Continue reading

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Places to be Happy

 In my garden playing ball with my dogs, always makes me happy, even if I’ve been having a terrible day. The dogs pull me right into the joy of the here and now, and away from too much thinking nonsense.   … Continue reading

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